Assign the appropriate Evaluation and Management code for the emergency department visit. Do not code the procedure or diagnosis.
Location: Emergency Room
SUBJECTIVE: A 32-year-old female who presents to the emergency department with chief complaint of increased postoperative swelling. This patient had right neck lymph node biopsy done 3 days ago. Patient has a dressing in place ever since then. For the past 24 hours, she feels like she has increased swelling and she presents now because of it. She denies any accompanying fever, chills, or sweats.
PAST MEDICAL HISTORY: No known drug allergies. Only surgery was wisdom tooth extraction 1 month ago and then the recent lymph node biopsy. Medically, she has a history of depression.
REVIEW OF SYSTEMS: Respiratory: She denies dyspnea.
OBJECTIVE: This is an alert 32-year-old female who appears to be in no acute distress. Temperature is 35.7, pulse 90, respirations 18, blood pressure 144/105, oxygen saturation 99%. HEENT: Conjunctivae and lids normal. Mouth well hydrated. Pharynx normal. Neck is supple. I have removed the dressing. There is a Pen Rose drain in place. The wound seems to be healing well. There is some soft tissue swelling which extends about 3 cm from the wound itself. There is no erythema and no warmth to the area.
ASSESSMENT: Postoperative swelling.
PLAN: I have discussed the case with the ENT surgeon. We have redressed the area. Patient is reassured and will be following up with her doctor tomorrow for drain removal.
99282 Hint: Evaluation and Management, Emergency Department